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Proto-South Dravidian : *aṇṇa-
Meaning : elder brother
Dravidian etymology: Dravidian etymology
Tamil : aṇṇan_, aṇṇācci
Tamil meaning : elder brother
Tamil derivates : aṇṇār id. (hon. pl.); aṇṇā elder brother, father; aṇṇāttai elder brother (sometimes in contempt); aṇṇāẓvi elder brother or cousin; aṇṇi elder brother's wife
Malayalam : aṇṇan, aṇṇācci
Malayalam meaning : elder brother
Kannada : aṇṇa, aṇa
Kannada meaning : elder brother; respectful address to an older male, affectionate mode of addressing boys
Kannada derivates : aṇṇi affectionate mode of addressing females
Kodagu : aṇṇë
Kodagu meaning : elder brother or male parallel cousin
Kodagu derivates : tammaṇë younger brother
Tulu : aṇṇe
Tulu meaning : elder brother, maternal uncle, an elderly man
Proto-Nilgiri : *aṇ
Notes : Reconstructed as *aṇṇa- because forms like aṇṇi are quite local and may represent later morphological formations.
Number in DED : 0131
sdret-meaning,sdret-prnum,sdret-tam,sdret-tammean,sdret-tamder,sdret-mal,sdret-malmean,sdret-kan,sdret-kanmean,sdret-kander,sdret-kod,sdret-kodmean,sdret-kodder,sdret-tul,sdret-tulmean,sdret-kt,sdret-notes,sdret-dednum,

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